Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited a number of countries and received prominent world leaders in Qatar during 2019.
H H the Amir also issued a number of important laws and decisions.
The Peninsula takes a glimpse of the decisions and visits made by H H the Amir during January to April 2019.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. 1 of 2019 regulating the investment of the non-Qatari capital in economic activity on January 7. The law opened the way for foreign investors to own 100 percent ownership in all sectors, as well as support for investors’ entry into the Qatari market.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Secretary of State of the United States of America, H E Mike Pompeo, and his accompanying delegation at Al Bahr Palace on January 13 on the occasion of his visit to the country to take part in the second Qatar-US Strategic Dialogue.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on January 13 gave directions to establish a fund, sponsored by the African Union, for covering the costs of evacuating irregular African immigrants in Libya to their countries and reintegrating them into their communities, where the State of Qatar will contribute $20m to the fund.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on January 15 gave directions to allocate $50m to support the Syrian refugees and displaced persons who suffer tough humanitarian conditions as a result of displacement and the cold winter weather.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, H E Imran Khan, discussed promoting bilateral relations in various fields, especially in investment, energy, food security and military cooperation, and exchanged views on current regional and international issues of common concern on January 22.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani ratified, on February 13, Cabinet Decision No. 3 of 2019 in the validity of some provisions of Law No. 24 of 2002 regarding retirement and pensions of Qatari employees in some companies.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani headed the State of Qatar’s delegation to the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut, on the invitation of President of the Lebanese Republic, H E General Michel Aoun.
H H the Amir attended on February 15 the second session of Munich Security Conference’s second day. German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel spoke during the session.
On February 28, Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed with the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, the strong bilateral relations between both countries and ways to boost and develop them in various fields. During the talks held at the Amiri Diwan, the developments in Somalia were reviewed and H H the Amir directed to support the Somali government budget for 2019 with QR73m.
H H the Amir attended the opening session of the 30th Summit of the Council of the Arab League, which was held in late March at the Conference Palace in Tunis, along with the leaders of Arab countries.
H H the Amir on March 25 inaugurated the QR11bn Umm Al Houl Power Plant, which is said to be one of the largest desalination and power generation plants in the region and the largest in Qatar.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued on March 20 Decree No. 11 of 2019 approving Qatar’s membership to the Agreement for the Establishment of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IAA) as an international organisation.
On April 7, Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the opening of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its accompanying meetings in Doha. The opening was attended by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Their Excellencies Ministers, Shura Council members, and heads of diplomatic missions in the State.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, H E Rumen Radev, held official talks at the Amiri Diwan on April 11. They discussed bilateral relations and ways to boost and develop them in all fields especially agriculture, infrastructure, technology, education and complementary medicine.
On April 7, Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Law No. (8) of 2019 on the regulation of road transport and Law No. (9) on road transport of hazardous substances.
H H the Amir met on April 16 at the Amiri Diwan with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, H E Edi Rama, and the accompanying delegation on the occasion of his visit to the country. They reviewed bilateral relations and means of boosting them in various fields
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and H E President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, held official talks at the Presidential Palace in Kigali on April 22.
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who arrived on a state visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria on April 23, held official talks session with the President, H E Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
They discussed bilateral relations and the prospects for developing them in all fields especially in the economic, investment, energy, agriculture and infrastructure fields.
On April 29, H H the Amir issued the Amiri Decision No 19 of 2019 on the reconstitution of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).